This story is approx. 500 words. I used a writing prompt from a group challenge that asked for the main character to always be outside, to be helpful in some form and include an animal. Possible triggers *** reference to a pandemic and death. The Food Truck Stacy lit up her phone to check the … Continue reading The Food Truck (micro-fiction story)by Bel Nel
Another 500 word challenge story. I forget what the guidelines were, but it was something along the lines of "a reflection of yourself" had to be included. This is "Bloody Mary the origin story". Some trigger warnings*** mentions or references to blood, death and murder. The town came out in record numbers for the viewing … Continue reading “Bloody Mary the origin story” (micro-fiction) by Bel Nel
I wrote this as part of Horrible Writing Facebook group challenge. *some references to death, some gore Words 498 "The Alien Chihuahua" By: Bel Nel My group met weekly for UFO meetings in the foothills of Monterrey, Mexico. Those mountains attracted everything; UFOs, flying witches, chupacabras, even an Irish expat like me. Only two weeks … Continue reading The Alien Chihuahua by: Bel Nel (micro-fiction)
Written by Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery" was first received with mixed reviews. Mostly shocked and frightened ones and one reader apparently thought the lottery winner would win a washing machine. The story shows a demonstration of mob mentality. How either through tradition or community pressure an otherwise good person can do awful things. I'm shocked … Continue reading “The Lottery” A story you’ll never forget.
"Flower Garden" is a story about a housewife living with her wealthy in-laws. When a new neighbor moves into a house she's always admired, she befriends the single mom initially to take a look around at all the new upgrades she's made to the home. The new resident eventually begins to work on creating a … Continue reading “Flower garden” Shunned by the Town